Julianne Dowling Backed by MYOB founder Craig Winkler, New Zealand accounting software provider Xero is launching in Australia against his old company.
Business Maxims Operating a business through a company can be a great idea when starting out. But the tax benefit can be outweighed when profits have built up.
Courtney Trenwith The mining boom is being blamed for much of the dramatic rise in the number of failed WA businesses forced into external administration.
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
David Wilson Dreaming of throwing in the towel and going it alone? Make sure you've thought of everything.
Henrietta Cook Menswear chain to shed staff and close a third of its stores immediately.
WORKING FROM HOME
Business Maxims Q. I run a plumbing business from home. What can I claim?
Federal government to reduce what it gives to low and middle-income earners through super co-contribution from mid-2012.
Henrietta Cook Almost one in two companies that spiralled into administration last financial year were suspected of insolvent trading, report says.
Clancy Yeates The number of corporate insolvencies has surged to its highest level in more than a decade.
Business Maxims Q. We recently set up an office - can we claim painting and other costs?
Tony Kaye Having a better relationship with your bank could save you if push comes to shove. Here's how to do it.
Larissa Ham A peak retail body has urged banks to pass on yesterday's interest rate cut to small and medium-sized enterprises.
More than 3500 Victorians were repaid $7.5 million after Fair Work Australia investigations found they had been underpaid.
Business Maxims Q. I am a UK citizen, and am doing a spot of freelance writing. Should I be taxing myself through my ABN number?
Get the basics right when establishing a home office and your enterprise stands a better chance of being efficient and profitable, writes Dan Warne.
Business Maxims Can I claim my $6000 car purchase as a company expense in my BAS?
Max Newnham Often the first financial commitments that cash-strapped businesses ignore are payments due to the tax office.
Business groups have called for the federal government's tax forum to be based on the Henry review recommendations rather than start from scratch.
Business Maxims Q. Can we claim our salaries - which we don't have the money for - as a tax deduction?